Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

876,996 words | ISBN-10: 8170800978 | ISBN-13: 9788170800972

This Sanskrit edition of the Skandapurana. It is one of the largest of the eighteen Mahapuranas, covering over 80,000 shlokas (verses). It is divided into seven large section each covering holy regions detailing their background and legends.

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gālava uvāca |
ekadā bhagavānrudraḥ kailāsaśikhare sthitaḥ |
dadhāra paramāṃ lakṣmīmumayā sahitaḥ kila || 1 ||
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gaṇānāṃ koṭayastisrastaṃ yadā paryavārayan |
vīrabāhurvīrabhadro vīrasenaśca bhṛṅgirāṭ || 2 ||
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rucistuṭistathā nandī puṣpadantastathotkaṭaḥ |
vikaṭaḥ kaṇṭakaścaiva haraḥ keśo vighaṃṭakaḥ || 3 ||
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mālādharaḥ pāśadharaḥ śṛṅgī ca naranastathā |
puṇyotkaṭaḥ śālibhadro mahābhadro vibhadrakaḥ || 4 ||
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kaṇapaḥ kālapaḥ kālo dhanapo raktalocanaḥ |
vikaṭāsyo bhadrakaśca dīrghajihvo virocanaḥ || 5 ||
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pārado ghanado dhvāṃkṣī haṃsakrī narakastathā |
paṃcaśīrṣastriśīrṣaśca kroḍadaṃṣṭro mahādbhuta || 6 ||
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siṃhavaktro vṛṣahanuḥ pracaṇḍastuṃḍireva ca |
ete cānye ca bahavastadā bhavasamīpagāḥ || 7 ||
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mahādeva jayetyuccairbhadrakālīsamanvitāḥ |
bhūtapretapiśācānāṃ samūhā yasya vallabhāḥ || 8 ||
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astuvaṃstaṃ samīpasthā vasante samupāgate |
vanarājirvibhāti sma navakorakaśobhitā || 9 ||
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dakṣiṇānilasaṃsparśaḥ kavīnāṃ sukhakṛdbabhau |
viyogihṛdayākarṣī kiṃśukaḥ puṣpaśobhitaḥ || 10 ||
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dvandvādivikriyābhāvaṃ cikrīḍuśca samaṃtataḥ |
tasminvigāḍhe samaye manasyunmādake tathā || 11 ||
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naṃdī daṃḍadharaḥ saṃjñāṃ dṛṣṭvā cakre haro paraḥ |
alaṃ cāpaladoṣeṇa tapaḥ kurvaṃtu bho gaṇāḥ || 12 ||
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tadā sarve vanamapi bhūkāṃḍajamabhūtpunaḥ |
gaṇāste tapa ātasthurdṛṣṭvā kāntiṃvasantajām || 13 ||
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tataḥ sā viśvajananī pārvatī prāha śaṃkaram |
iyaṃ te karagā nityamakṣamālā maheśvara || 14 ||
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tvayā kiṃ japyate deva saṃdehayati me manaḥ |
tvamekaḥ sarva bhūtānāmādikṛtsakaleśvaraḥ || 15 ||
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na mātā na pitā baṃdhustava jātirna kaścana |
ahaṃ tava paraṃ kiṃcidvedmi nāstīti kiṃcana || 16 ||
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śrameṇa tvaṃ samāyukto śvāsocchvāsaparāyaṇaḥ |
japannapi mahābhaktyā dṛśyase tvaṃ mayā sadā || 17 ||
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tvattaḥparataraṃ kicidyattvaṃ dhyāyasi cetasā |
tanme kathaya deveśa yadyahaṃ dayitā tava || 18 ||
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iti spṛṣṭastadā śaṃbhuruvāca harisevakaḥ |
harernāmasahasrāṇāṃ sāraṃ dhyāyāmi nityaśaḥ || 19 ||
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japāmi rāmanāmāṃkamavātaraṃ sasaptamam |
caturviśatisaṃkhyākānprādurbhāvānharerguṇān || 20 ||
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eteṣāmapi yatsāraṃ praṇavākhyaṃ mahatphalam |
dvādaśākṣarasaṃyuktaṃ brahmarūpaṃ sanā tanam || 21 ||
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akṣaratrayasaṃbaddhaṃ grāmatrayasamanvitam |
sabiṃduṃ praṇavaṃ śaśvajjapāmi japamālayā || 22 ||
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vedasāramidaṃ nityaṃ dvyakṣaraṃ satatodyatam |
nirmalaṃ hyamṛtaṃ śāṃtaṃ sadūpamamṛtopamam || 23 ||
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kalātītaṃ nirvaśagaṃ nirvyāpāraṃ mahatparam |
viśvādhāraṃ jaganmadhyaṃ koṭibrahmāṃḍabījakam || 24 ||
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jaḍaṃ śuddhakriyaṃ vāpi niraṃjanaṃ niyāmakam |
yajjñātvā mucyate kṣipraṃ ghorasaṃsārabaṃdhanāt || 25 ||
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oṃkārasahitaṃ yacca dvādaśākṣarabījakam |
japataḥ pāpakoṭīnāṃ dāvāgnitvaṃ prajāyate || 26 ||
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etadeva paraṃ guhyametadeva paraṃ mahaḥ |
etaddhi durlabhaṃ loke lokatrayavibhūṣaṇam || 27 ||
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prāpyate janmakoṭībhiḥ śubhāśubhavināśakam |
etadeva paraṃ jñānaṃ dvādaśākṣaracintanam || 28 ||
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cāturmāsye viśeṣeṇa brahmadaṃ ciṃtitapradam |
etadakṣarajaṃ stotraṃ yaḥ samāśrayate sadā || 29 ||
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manasā karmaṇā vācā tasya nāsti punarbhavaḥ |
dvādaśākṣarasaṃyuktaṃ cakradvādaśabhūṣitam || 30 ||
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māsadvādaśanāmāni viṣṇoryo bhaktitatparaḥ |
śālagrāmeṣu tānyuktvā nyasedaghaharāṇi ca || 31 ||
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divasedivase tasya dvādaśāhaphalaṃ labhet |
dvādaśākṣara māhātmyaṃ varṇituṃ naiva śakyate || 32 ||
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jihvāsahasrairapi ca brahmaṇāpi na vāryate |
mahāmantro hyayaṃ loke japyo dhyātaḥ stutastathā || 33 ||
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pāpahā sarvamāseṣu cāturmāsye viśeṣataḥ |
idaṃ rahasyaṃ vedānāṃ purāṇānāmanekaśaḥ || 34 ||
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smṛtīnāmapi sarvāsāṃ dvādaśākṣaracintanam |
ciṃtanādeva martyānāṃ siddhirbhavati hīpsitā || 35 ||
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puṇyadānena yāmyena muktirbhavati śāśvatī |
varṇaistathāśramaireva praṇavena samanvitaiḥ || 36 ||
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japairdhyānaiḥ śamaparairmokṣaṃ yāsyeta niścitama |
śūdrāṇāṃ cāpi nārīṇāṃ praṇavena vivarjitaḥ || 37 ||
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prakṛtīnāṃ ca sarvāsāṃ na mantro dvādaśākṣaraḥ |
na japo na tapaḥ kāryaṃ kāyakleśādviśuddhitā || 38 ||
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viprabhaktyā ca dānena viṣṇudhyānena siddhyati |
tāsāṃ mantro rāmanāma dhyeyaḥ koṭyadhiko bhavet || 39 ||
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rāmeti dvyakṣarajapaḥ sarvapāpāpanodakaḥ |
gacchaṃstiṣṭhañchayāno vā manujo rāmakīrtanāt || 40 ||
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iha nirvartato yāti prānte harigaṇo bhavet |
rāmeti dvyakṣaro mantro maṃtrakoṭiśatādhikaḥ || 41 ||
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sarvāsāṃ prakṛtīnāṃ ca kathitaḥ pāpanāśakaḥ |
cāturmāsye'tha saṃprāpte so'pyanaṃtaphalapradaḥ || 42 ||
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cāturmāsye mahāpuṇye labhyate bhaktitatparaiḥ |
devavanniṣphalaṃ teṣāṃ yamalokasyasevanam || 43 ||
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na rāmādadhikaṃ kiṃcitpaṭhanaṃ jagatītale |
rāmanāmāśrayā ye vai na teṣāṃ yamayātanā || 44 ||
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ye ca doṣā vighnakarā mṛtakā vigrahāśca ye |
rāma nāmaiva vilayaṃ yāṃti nātra vicāraṇā || 45 ||
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ramate sarvabhūteṣu sthāvareṣu careṣu ca |
antarātmasvarūpeṇa yacca rāmeti kathyate || 46 ||
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rāmeti matrarājo'yaṃ bhayavyādhiniṣūdakaḥ |
raṇe vijayadaścāpi sarvakāryārthasādhakaḥ || 47 ||
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sarvatīrthaphalaḥ prokto viprāṇāmapi kāmadaḥ |
rāmacandreti rāmeti rāmeti samudāhṛtaḥ || 48 ||
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dvyakṣaro mantrarājo'yaṃ sarvakāryakaro bhuvi |
devā api pragāyaṃti rāmanāmaguṇākaram || 49 ||
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tasmāttvamapi deveśi rāmanāma sadā vada |
rāmanāma japedyo vai mucyate sarvakilbiṣaiḥ || 50 ||
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sahasranāmajaṃ puṇyaṃ rāmanāmnaiva jāyate |
cāturmāsye viśeṣeṇa tatpuṇyaṃ daśadhottaram || 51 ||
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hīnajātiprajātānāṃ mahadahyati pātakam || 52 ||
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rāmo hyayaṃ viśvamidaṃ samayaṃ svatejasā vyāpya janāṃtarātmanā |
punāti janmāṃtarapātakāni sthūlāni sūkṣmāṇi kṣaṇācca dagdhvā || 53 ||
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iti śrīskāṃde mahāpurāṇa ekāśīti sāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ ṣaṣṭhe nāgarakhaṇḍe hāṭakeśvarakṣetramāhātmye śeṣaśāyyupākhyāne brahmanāradasaṃvāde cāturmāsyamāhātmye rāmanāmamahimavarṇanaṃ nāma ṣaṭpaṃcāśaduttaradviśatatamo'dhyāyaḥ || 256 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 256

Cover of edition (2007)

The Skanda-Purana
by G. V. Tagare (2007)

(23 Volumes) - Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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Cover of edition (2016)

Skanda Purana (Hindi Translation)
by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

(Set of 10 Books) - Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office

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Cover of Bengali edition

Skanda Purana in Bengali
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

স্কন্ধ পুরাণম: - (Set of 7 Volumes)

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Cover of edition (0)

Skanda Purana in Kannada
by Vandana Book House, Bangalore (0)

ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ಕಾಂದ ಮಹಾಪುರಣಂ: (Set of 25 Volumes)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Skanda Mahapurana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Ahemdabad (2017)

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Cover of edition (2015)

Shri Skanda purana (Malayalam)
by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

(Condensed/Summary) - Devi Book Stall, Kodungallur

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